Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Party

Each year we give an annual
 Halloween Party for our grandkids.
 Here are some pictures and recipes from last years event. Enjoy.
     The Invitation


  One of the  The Tables
The plastic tablecloths, orange chargers, paper plates, napkins, cups and skeleton straws were from the Dollar Tree. The Halloween tree as the centerpiece is one that I have had the last few years. I bought the plain black tree at a Wholesale/Retail floral and decorating store and then put on cute little halloween ornaments. 



White 'brains' decorated chocolate cupcakes with soft pliable 'rats' from Target  and red piping gel blood.
 Gory but Fun.


We put black spider rings in ice cube trays with the water to add some fun to the orange punch.

My dear friend and neighbor Michelle brought over cookie dough, almonds and red piping gel for everyone to make their very own 'bloody fingers'

We had real pumpkins in the field behind us so that each child 'picked' their own pumpkin to take home.

Both Children and Adults decorated their own
sugar cookie.
Here one of our little 3 year old grandaughters went to town with  the icing. But she had the time of her life.

Our son in law...Shaun was in charge of helping everyone dip their own caramel  apples

Photo and recipe from Taste of Home
      For lunch each person made their own
Hot dog Mummies 
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 10 Popsicle sticks
  • 10 hot dogs
  • Prepared mustard
  • Separate dough; roll 10 pieces into 24-in. ropes. Insert a Popsicle
  • stick into each hot dog. Starting at the stick end, wrap one dough
  • rope around each hot dog, leaving 2 in. of the hot dog uncovered at
  • the top for the mummy head.
  • Place mummies 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Place remaining
  • breadsticks on another baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Add dots of mustard for eyes.
  • Save leftover breadsticks for another use. Yield: 10 servings.
The party was a 'howling' success. No one wanted it to end. And we're doing our 2012 Halloween Party  next Saturday October 27. There are so many wonderful and fun ideas that we want to do this year thanks to pinterest. We know it too will be great fun!!!
THANKYOU for joining me. It's wonderful to have you drop by. I love hearing from you.... so do comment and let me know you came.  



Domesblissity said...

Oh Nann. That looks so much fun. You always go to so much trouble but it always looks so great. As you know we don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia all that much but I'm sure the kids would love to do something like this. I might just do something next Sunday.

Anne xx

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--you are amazing! Your family must just love that you do these amazing parties. So many ideas here..and so cute. I love that you share all these ideas with all of us. Have fun!

Delicious Dishes by Debbie said...

I want to join your family. What fun memories you are creating. Love the ideas and love the blog posting!

Mary said...

Nann~ What a bewitching party for your grandkids! Dollar Tree is so much for fun for kids & adults at Halloween~ love the cups with the skeleton at each place setting! What fun to pick their on pumpkins too~ I want to come this year :) Thanks so much for your sweet comments and visits! I look forward to seeing what you cook up this year!

Sylvia said...

what a fun party,I would have loved to have been at it. Your grandkids must have had a great time.

Michele said...

Nann, you are simply the QUEEN of party planning, this is absolutely amazing!

What great memories you give your friends and family - your parties are very book worthy - every single one of them is worth the wait to see - thanks so much for sharing!


Paula @ Paula's Plate said...

This looks like SUCH a fun party! What wonderful ideas :)

Grandmereb Lovestobake said...

What great fun your friends and family have with your Halloween party ideas and fun times! They are LUCKY! Love the posting and thanks for sharing you fun and festive Halloween Party ideas and lovely table setting with us! From: Donna Tillman Bardocz

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great post!! Filled with so many cute and inspiring things and goodies!!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What great ideas for a Halloween party, Nann! Your family has so much fun together.

Carol said...


I love coming to your site to see what you been up too.
Great job!

Anonymous said...

Nann ~ this is just amazing!! I know the kids & adults enjoyed it all!! You are awesome!!!

Shannon's Shanonigins said...

Oh my goodness Nancy, that has to be the prettiest, and coolest Halloween Invitation I've ever seen. The whole party looks fantastic! Your grand-kids are SOOOOOO lucky :)

Barbara F. said...

What a sweet post. The kids all had a blast, I am sure. Love the mummy franks. xo

Unknown said...

You are soo much fun! Wish could be there! Thanks for sharing Joann

Anonymous said...

LOL minus the big rat (that looked sooo real) I'd dig in and have a ball. You sure make the holidaies fun! Roberta

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Nann, I am keeping this post on hand to use some day when I am blessed with grandchildren! Your little ones are so lucky to have you make such a special day for them! I love your 3 year old granddaughter's pumpkin cookie! Adorable!!!!!
Looks like a fun day for young and you too!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hey cutie, how fun was this party? Love all the fun little Halloween extras. The spiders in the ice, the rats on the cupcakes, and the bloody fingers. It's easy to see that your grandies love parying with you!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What fun you have at Halloween! Never mind the kids! Haha! What a memorable time for them. They will never ever forget it. The yummy mummies are my favorite!

Jodi said...

What great ideas for a Halloween party, Nann! Your family has so much fun together.

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